An editorial in the Washington Post asks if falling oil prices will cause motorists to resume their old ways:
THE PRICE OF crude oil closed at $57.04 a barrel on Friday. That’s about $90 cheaper than it was in July. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline Friday was $2.15, nearly $2 less than it was in July. This is definitely good news for the battered American consumer. But we fear that the temptation to return to gas-guzzling vehicles, to drive more and to forget the painful lessons learned last summer will be too great to resist.
And I can’t help but wonder if falling gas prices and cooling temperatures are pulling recently converted bike commuters off their bikes and back into their cars.